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Bayers Lake Canada Goose

This Canada goose was eyeing me up as I was returning from some errands and had stopped to sit by Bayers Lake up in the park (BLP). I don't know what's wrong with these geese,…

Fairview Cove 1: January 3 to May 15,…

The Bedford Basin and Fairview Cove as a static photographic subject has been fascinating me for the past few months. These photos are random images of Fairview Cove activity  looking into Burnside Park and the…

Last Day at Cox Bay Beach Tofino

The sea was angry that day my friend All good things must pass. BBQ rib eyes, cold beer, good company and a kitchen party with a piano and accordion topped our 3 day vacation to…

Tofino Bald Eagles

We tired of the grey whales so our whale watching guide Howie asked if we would mind trying to find some eagles to see in the wild; we enthusiastically agreed with Howie. Eagles were much…

Tofino Whale, Sea Otter and Walrus Watching

Whale snot and loopy sea otters Evidently, last year's whale watching trip on the Bay of Fundy was not enough to cure me of doing it all over again on the west coast. We booked…

Float Plane to Downtown Victoria

Grey skies in Victoria was a surprise to see as Victoria is typically sunny. Float plane ride on a Beaver (with luggage stored in the pontoons) was a hoot with views of Stanley Park and…

Spring in Vancouver British Columbia

Two Days in Vancouver began with a walk through Gastown in downtown Vancouver... trendy restaurants separated by seedy alleys. Catching a sea bus from Lonsdale Quay on the north shore to the inner harbour to…

Gaspereau Valley in the Fall

Where Are The Colours? With much anticipation I planned a trip today to the Gaspereau Valley to see the autumn colours of this fall. You would think that by living in Atlantic Canada my opportunities…

Budapest at Night

The Sparkling Danube Budapest at night is breathtaking. The panoramic image below shows pretty much my journeys through Budapest on the Pest and Buda sides of the Danube. If Europe is a place you will…

The 1989 Pan-European Picnic Memorial Site

Before The Wall Fell... There Was A Picnic The Pan-European Picnic was a peace demonstration held on the Austrian-Hungarian border near Sopron, Hungary on 19 August 1989, the day before the Hungarian holiday commemorating Stephen…

Sopron in August

Sopron I arrived in Sopron via train from Budapest and met up with my dear Auntie; the last time we had visited together was in the 90s when we had the opportunity to connect in…

Balaton Day 2: The Castle of Szigliget

Várhegy (Castle Hill) The ruins of this medieval fortress stand atop the 239m Várhegy hill from the shores of Balaton. Recently restored, the castle looks out on a panorama of Lake Balaton toward the Tapolca…

Lake Balaton: Day 1 Evening

All My Wine Is Gone After getting our luggage and accommodations sorted before dinner, we discovered a beautiful terrace bar called FrissTerasz and enjoyed an excellent Hungarian rosé wine by Skizo and then set off…

Lake Balaton: Drive and Day 1

Road Trip to Balaton! We set out for Balaton in the morning with no plan other than to get some food, wine and go for a soak in the lake. All this and more was…